It was a busy night. WWE has been in rare form over the last two days as their major television shows both took place in the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden. The shows felt like bigger deals than usual and the wrestlers seemed to be working harder than usual. One thing was the same as usual though: there was more wrestling than you would see on television.

According to, WWE ran its usual before and after the shows dark matches on Tuesday night. Before SmackDown Live went on the air, Ali defeated Buddy Murphy, which has been a usual pre-show dark match in recent weeks. After the show was over, the Fiend defeated the B Team in a handicap match. The latter lasted only about a minute and was the only time Bray Wyatt appeared before the crowd, despite being advertised for Monday Night Raw.

It didn’t last long. Check out the Fiend’s full entrance and the complete match:

Opinion: This is how you do a post show dark match as no one loses any face and the fans get a big moment. The Fiend is becoming one of the few must see characters as he isn’t like anyone else in the company. WWE has not had a non-Brock Lesnar unstoppable monster in a long time now and it is something that has worked very well in years past. Hopefully that is the case again here, as this thing has some legs.

What do you think of the Fiend? Will he win the Universal Title next month? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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